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News Release: HDOT Selects Passenger Screening Technology Provider for Hawaii’s Airports

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology at Hawaii’s public airports to help protect the community and identify passengers with a potentially elevated body temperature. The companies combined resources to submit a unified proposal for the project. “Taking these steps to implement the technology at our airports shows our commitment to providing preventative measures against COVID-19 for the community,” said Gov. David Ige. “We recognize that temperature screening won’t catch every infected passenger, but it is an available tool that can be implemented and combined with the additional measures the State is providing to help prevent the spread of this virus, while helping rebuild the economy.” The full press release on Hdot Selects Passenger Screening Technology Provider for Hawaii’s Airports can be found here.
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July 21, 2020
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News Release: Infrared Temperature Screenings to Expand Into Live Sports

Beaumont, Texas – As states begin to reopen, teams all around the United States will likely begin recalling players. Infrared technology can play a crucial role in getting the sports industry back to work safely, according to Texas-based Infrared Cameras Inc. In shaping the new experience of sporting events post-COVID-19, temperature screening can lead to a safer environment, according to leaders at Infrared Cameras Inc. Implementing this measure ensures spectator and player safety by preventing individuals with elevated body temperatures from entering stadiums and venues. Infrared technology is attractive for sporting events because of its powerful capability to quickly and accurately determine surface temperature. Thermographic imaging allows for screening at a safe distance, in a matter of seconds, which will be critical as fans pour into arenas and stadiums. The full press release on Infrared Temperature Screenings to Expand Into Live Sports can be found here.
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June 22, 2020
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How Do Infrared Cameras Work?

Infrared cameras are changing how we see the world. From temperature screenings in workplaces to home inspections in real estate, countless professionals are now capitalizing on the benefit of IR imaging. But why? Infrared technology brings hidden treasures and lurking threats safely into an observable view.
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June 19, 2020
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5 Reasons to Use Infrared Cameras to Detect Elevated Body Temperature

When it comes to many illnesses, including COVID-19, an elevated temperature is often the first indicator that something is wrong. While a medical thermometer is traditionally used to confirm elevated body temperature, there are scenarios in which their use is simply not practical. When it comes to large crowds and a need for quick detection with limited physical contact, infrared cameras are the optimal tool.
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June 12, 2020
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The Telegraph: Skin temperature surveillance ‘to become as common as CCTV’

The Telegraph quoted ICI founder Gary Strahan regarding what the post-coronavirus future might look like in terms of temperature screenings. See an excerpt of the article here: Gary Strahan, founder of Infrared Cameras in Texas, has been working 4am until 10pm to get orders to the flurry of new customers. “Every corporation has bought hundreds of cameras from us,” he says. Strahan says Infrared Cameras were putting cameras on robots in Chinese hospitals before “people in the US, in England” had any idea of how big a threat Covid-19 was. He has experienced surges in demand just a few times before: when Ebola and H1N1 struck. Business may be booming, but Strahan wishes the “horrendous” situation would go away. Unfortunately, that would be wishful thinking. “I believe you are going to see infrared cameras become as common as CCTV,” he says. READ MORE ON THE TELEGRAPH >>
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April 20, 2020
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12News Now: Coronavirus puts Beaumont company's infrared cameras in high demand

12News recently featured Infrared Cameras Inc about the company's efforts to slow down the spread of coronavirus. Read a highlight here: Southeast Texas is taking center stage in the fight against the coronavirus as a Beaumont company's infrared cameras are now in high-demand. Infrared Cameras Incorporated, which has been in around since 1995, makes the cameras which have varied uses including electrical thermography, process control as well as medical uses. Recently sales for cameras for medical use have spiked in response to the coronavirus according to CEO Gary Strahan. The sensitive scientific cameras can measure the surface temperatures of people and the readings can help doctors determine how to treat patients according to Strahan. "We're building these cameras as fast as we can. We have millions of purchase orders right now in little Beaumont, Texas. We're building cameras to put them out around the world to stop the spread of this infectious disease," Strahan said. The full press release can be found here.
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March 10, 2020
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News Release: ICI Steps Up to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus with Infrared Cameras and Report Building Software

BEAUMONT, Texas — Infrared Cameras Incorporated (ICI), manufactures P and S Series IR Cameras, which provide accurate skin surface temperature readings from the first 1/1000th inch of epidermal layer; another product, IR Flash Software version 1.0, visualizes this data and allows for report building functionalities. These devices and software are intended for adjunct use with other clinical diagnostic procedures to help curb the spread of infectious diseases. They can be used in hospitals, sub-acute healthcare settings, and public areas, i.e. airports, schools, etc. Devices are made to order in the USA. P and S-Series IR Cameras are paired with ICI's award-winning IR Flash Software version 1.0. This combo offers unmatched image quality and state-of-the-art radiometric accuracy while streaming real-time radiometric data directly to any desktop, laptop, or embedded system. Users can integrate the system with touchscreen devices and touch enabled monitors. Windows and Linux software, drivers and SDKs are available for custom applications. The full press release on ICI Steps Up to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus with Infrared Cameras and Report Building Software can be found here.
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March 10, 2020
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Forbes: Tech That Scans People For Temperature In Big Demand Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Forbes interviewed CEO Gary Strahan about ICI's infrared cameras for medical use. Click here to read an excerpt of the article: Infrared Cameras Inc., a small private company in Beaumont, Texas, sells two high-temperature systems that are priced at $5,000 and $10,000. They require people to stand still facing the camera, with a reference object in the field of view called a “blackbody” that has a known level of infrared emissions. Founder Gary Strahan says he’s ramping up staffing and production after receiving an order for 230 systems from an individual customer two weeks ago and quoting prices to thousands of prospective buyers. They include a cruise ship operator, a private girls high school in Hong Kong and a manufacturer in China looking to add an infrared camera to a robot so that humans wouldn’t have to be exposed to someone suspected of having an illness. Strahan says some unscrupulous distributors are taking advantage of the high demand to sell thermal cameras designed for industrial use with a wide accuracy range of plus or minus 2 degrees Centigrade. “There are a lot of schleppers out there trying to make a buck on a pandemic.” READ MORE ON FORBES >>
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March 6, 2020
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New York Times: Demand for Infrared Thermometers Spikes Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Infrared Cameras Inc CEO Gary Strahan was quoted in the New York Times discussing a spike in demand due to the coronavirus. Read the excerpt here: Thousands of miles from the heart of the outbreak, a small technology supplier in Beaumont, Texas, has also been feeling the crush of demand. The company, Infrared Cameras Inc, makes high-tech imaging equipment as well as infrared thermometers, which cost $25 apiece. In a normal month, the company sells about 100 infrared cameras, according to its chief executive, Gary Strahan. Since January, the company has sold more than 1,000, supplying schools, cruise ships, factories, offices, hospitals, and theaters in countries like China and South Korea. Mr. Strahan said he had been working every day from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. to keep up with the orders. “It’s the most overwhelming thing I’ve had to deal with in my life,” he said. “We’ve got people coming to us directly, saying: ‘Can you supply 1,000 cameras? Can you supply 2,000 cameras?’” The company’s cameras and thermometer guns have a margin of error of 0.1 to 0.2 degrees Celsius, according to Mr. Strahan, who has been selling infrared cameras since the 1990's. But many products on the market are less reliable. Click here to read more on the New York Times. Click here to read more on Business Insider.
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March 4, 2020
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Can a Camera Help Detect Ebola? - CNN Interview

Infrared cameras and software can help detect sick people based on body temperature. Gary Strahan, Founder of Infrared Cameras Inc., on CNN (August 4, 2014) discussing how ICI’s thermal imaging cameras and technological software may be used to limit a potentially infected person from spreading a viral infection, like Ebola, globally. Early symptoms of the Ebola virus include sudden onset of fever.
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July 24, 2015